Tamang Heritage Gosaikunda Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Introduction

This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country, with rich tamang culture. Many years ago Nepal, fought with Tibet for salt and some of the biggest areas where this war took place is in the Langtang Region of Nepal, wherein lies the third most popular trekking trail in Nepal. This area is connected to Tibet and the trails in his region were used by traders from Tibet bartering in Salt and mountain goats for meat (changra) with foodstuffs from the south. Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (RPAP ), the “Tamang Heritage Trail” is the newly developed tourism product, off the beaten track, which highlights an ancient lifestyle combining it with picturesque scenery and healing baths in natural hot springs. The people of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal. In earlier days, the citizenship of Nepal would not be offered to real Tibetans, so they changed their ethnicity to Tamang, which is what they still write till date. The cultural and traditions of these people are similar to the Tibetan across the border.

This trekking destination is just a day long bus journey from the capital, Kathmandu. This trekking tour provides varieties of experience. Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, traditional architecture, costumes, local Syabru dances make the exposure to this culture very unique. There is a view point at Goljung Pass, from where views of Langtang and Kerung (Tibet) can be awe inspiring. Visitors will get an opportunity to observe Syabru, Mane and other local dances at Goljung and Gatlang VDCs. The villages also sell exclusive handicraft items like traditional caps, mufflers and other items. Tourists can enjoy hot bath in the healing hot-water spring at Tatopani before reaching Nagthali, where the stay is a unique experience. The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings at Thuman is an unforgettable experience. At Briddim one gets to experience the famous Tamang hospitality where there is home stay facility in 24 houses. After the Tamang heritage trail we will head towards the Langtang.

Langtang is a narrow valley situated 75 km north of Kathmandu close to the Tibetan border. Just a couple of days walking finds you amongst beautiful snow peaks of the Ganesh and Langtang ranges. Following the Langtang Khola (river) will take you to the settlement of Kyanjin Gompa at 3900m. This is the furthest place to find lodges up the valley.

One of the best option is continuing trekking to Gosainkunda the holy lake where thousands pilgrims visit to take holy bath. This lake is in fact beautiful surrounded by peaks. The water fall from lake to lake will make your trek more interesting amazing.

Day by Day

Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel, in the evening short walk to Kathmandu durbar square via Ason tole

Day 02. Seightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley by private Vehicle, accomodation

Day 03. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi

Day 04. Syabru besi trek to Gatlang (5 hrs)

Day 05. Gatlang trek to Tatopani (6-7 hrs)

Day 06. Tatopani trek to Thuman (6 hrs)

Day 07. Thuman trek to Briddim (6 hrs)

Day 08. Briddim trek to Lamahotel (6 hrs)

Day 09. Lamahotel trek to Langtang (6hrs

Day 10. Langtang trek to Kanjin (4 hrs)

Day 11. Kanjin rest day & hike to Langsisa Kharka or Glacier langtang -lirung or hike to Tsherko ri (5000M

Day 12. Kanjin trek to Lama hotel (6 hours)

Day 13. Lama hotel trek to Thulosyabru (5-6 hours)

Day 14. Trek Syabru Goun to Chandan Bari( 3250m) for 5 hrs

Day 15. Trek Chandan Bari to Goshain Kunda( 4380m) for 5 hrs

Day 16. Gosaikunda to Chandan Bari 4 hours

Day 17.Chandanbari to Dhunche 5 hours

Day.18. Dhunche drive to Kathmandu (6-7 hours)

Day 19. Free day in Kathmandu for souvenir shopping & independent activities

Day 20. Deparature to airport, Free from the programme

Price for the total Package :1280USD per Person


Price Includes

COST INCLUDES

Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes
All required trekking permits
4 (four) nights 3 star hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
KTM – Sybrubensi and Shermathang – KTM by private vehicle
All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
An Experience Sherpa Trek Guide
Support Sherpa staffs
Required number of porters
Trek sleeping bag and Down Jacket (to be returned after the trek)
Trek duffle bag to each trek member
All meals of high quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
All hot drinks and beverages (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, treated drinking water etc.)
Trek First Aid Kit
Insurance of all local team members
Equipment for porters
Half-day world heritage sites tour with guide & private transport
Farewell celebration dinner
COST EXCLUDES

Medical/personal high risk insurance
International departure taxes
Personal trek gears
Major meals in Kathmandu
Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc
Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers
Tips to the local staff

Price Excludes

Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, entry fee in palaces & temples of Kathmandu, drinks (hot/cold/alcoholic), personal nature expenses, travel insurance


Equipments

  • You must bring the following items:
  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Head torch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L.
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack, 25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets